Actually, it's not that hard. Or at least that's what assistant coach Orlando Antigua says. He was explaining how Darnell Dodson's best attribute is that he's just a "basketball player" and not really set to play just one spot. "That's the kind of kids that Coach (Calipari) likes to recruit. We go out and talk to kids and tell them we just need basketball players. This offense is made for basketball players. It's not your traditional thinking of a point guard, a two guard, a 3, a 4 and a 5. You need basketball players at each position that can do multiple things and that's what we try to recruit.
"Once you get them, then you figure out how to utilize them and that's where Coach does not get enough credit for his basketball IQ. Making and mixing this offense, you are only limited by your own imagination and what you think you can do." So then it's not hard for him to see ways that two point guards or three bigs can be happy in Calipari's dribble-drive offense?
"You are thinking traditional terms when you wonder how it can work. Look at even the NBA. It is based on spacing. You can play a small lineup because of the spacing. You have centers, but they all can play. When you have spacing, you need guys that can play. This offense is geared to having spacing so guys have to be able to make plays in that space. That's what he worries about, not what traditional position they play. If you can make plays, you can play," Antigua said.